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Kenya banks: Halt to credit reference bureau listings will slow credit growth

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that borrowers with non-performing loans of under KES5m will not have their records listed with the credit reference bureau (CRB) for the next 12 months. As of August 2021, the overall NPL ratio in the industry was ...
Tellimer Research Faith
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 21 October 2021
Kenya banks: Halt to credit reference bureau listings will slow credit growth
Kenya banks: Halt to credit reference bureau listings will slow credit growth

Ghana's Eurobonds sell-off as fiscal outlook worsens, KES extends losses

In addition to the release of the Fed's Beige Book, a host of Fed speakers will take to the podium today and offer further guidance on the outlook for Fed policy. Over $330mn is expected to be raised by selling stakes in the companies that are yet to...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 20 October 2021

Tanzania and Kenya making progress on non-tariff trade pact

It has been a quiet start to the week in terms of first tier economic data. Speaking of which, Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani said that Kenya's Q1 tax income grew by 31% to KES 416.8bn. Tax income in the three months through September increased from ...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 19 October 2021

Downside surprise in China's Q3 GDP reading a concern for African countries

After retreating towards the back end of last week to end the week on the defensive, the USD appears to have found a firmer footing this morning, although underlying momentum is still lacking. Strong earnings results and a strong US retail sales repo...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 18 October 2021
Downside surprise in China's Q3 GDP reading a concern for African countries
Downside surprise in China's Q3 GDP reading a concern for African countries
Weekend Reading / Global

Mapping the digital behaviour of emerging market consumers

To answer these questions, we surveyed 900 individuals across 14 emerging markets... Two-thirds of our respondents access social media at least daily; very few emerging market adults are not plugged into their social media accounts. Indonesia: Ride-h...
Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 16 October 2021
Mapping the digital behaviour of emerging market consumers
Mapping the digital behaviour of emerging market consumers

Egypt to attract $1bn in new investment after JP Morgan inclusion

Commodities are back in the spotlight this morning. Rising inflation in Namibia could potentially see the central bank become less accommodative in its approach. Despite all the domestic headwinds, including the deadly July lootings, a slow vaccine r...
ETM Analytics Kieran
Kieran Siney @ ETM Analytics 15 October 2021
Egypt to attract $1bn in new investment after JP Morgan inclusion
Egypt to attract $1bn in new investment after JP Morgan inclusion